South Korean Par­lia­ment recog- nized Kur­dish geno­cide

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The Par­lia­ment of the Repub­lic of South Korea of­fi­cially rec­og­nized the mas­sacre of Iraqi Kurds by Iraq’s Baathist Regime as geno­cide. A Kur­dish mem­ber of the Iraqi Coun­cil of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives has called for of­fi­cial recog­ni­tion of the res­o­lu­tion.

Dur­ing a visit by Ash­waq Jaff, a mem­ber of the Iraqi Par­lia­ment from the Kur­dis­tani Al­liance Bloc, to the South Korean Em­bassy in Bagh­dad, she noted the South Korean Par­lia­ment’s de­cree con­cern­ing the of­fi­cial recog­ni­tion of the geno­cide com­mit­ted against the Iraqi Kurds by the Baathist regime.

MP Jaff col­lected 52 votes from among her fel­low MPs to dis­cuss the is­sue in par­lia­ment and to for­mally rec­og­nize the Korean de­cree.

Dur­ing the 24th ses­sion of the par­lia­ment on 2 Oc­to­ber, Jaff read the de­cree by the South Korean Par­lia­ment and asked the Speaker of the House “first to rec­og­nize this de­cree of­fi­cially, and then to keep it as an of­fi­cial doc­u­ment in the par­lia­men­tary ar­chive.”

“I will write a thank-you let­ter on be­half of the en­tire Kur­dish na­tion, and es­pe­cially of the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims of the Baathist Regime’s mas­sacres, and send it to the Par­lia­ment and peo­ple of South Korea,” said Jaff in an in­ter­view with a Kur­dish me­dia chan­nel.

The South Korean Par­lia­ment of­fi­cially rec­og­nized the mass graves in Iraq which Sad­dam Hus­sein’s regime used to bury Kurds dur­ing the An­fal process as an act of geno­cide against the Kurds and a crime against hu­man­ity.

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